BOCC Regular Meeting – June 18, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 18, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

   111949-112089

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

             75,914.63

ROAD

             55,409.92

TRANSPORTATION

             43,120.92

COURT FACILITIES

                    23.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                  468.51

EMS

           279,252.70

FIRE

             25,855.93

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

               3,972.99

UTILITIES

                  943.95

DRUG TASK FORCE

               1,491.00

COMMUNICATION

             21,362.58

ADD COURT COSTS

                  578.34

CAPITAL PROJECTS

               2,734.46

LANDFILL

             88,058.50

TOTAL     $    599,187.43

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on May 21, 2013 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on May 21, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

 

Fred Heimrich and Ivan Chubb

Presenting two (2) Awards of Appreciation on behalf of the Disabled American Veterans.

 

Ivan Chubb and Fred Heimrich presented an Award of Appreciation on behalf of the Disabled American Veterans to Bubba Castell.  The second Award was for Connie Conley, not present.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Requesting permission to advertise to bid for the yearly operating supplies for the Levy County Road Department.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to advertise for bids for the Road Departments yearly operating supplies.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve advertisement for bids by the Road Department for yearly operating supplies as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval of Notice of Compliance regarding a Public Road (SE 59th Lane).

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Notice of Compliance regarding a Public Road (SE 59th Lane).

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Notice Compliance as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Jr.

Requesting approval for budget amendments.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval for budget amendments with regard to the 3% raise amount approved at the last Board Meeting.  The budget amendment for the Sheriff’s Department will be $57,895.81 for the remainder of the fiscal year.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the budget amendment for the Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $57,895.81 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval for transfers within his current budget in the amount of $170,000 from Personal Services in the Law Enforcement Budget to Operating in Capital Outlay.  Sheriff McCallum also requested Board approval for the transfer of $50,000 from Personal Services in the Corrections Budget to Operating Expenses in Capital Outlay.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the requested budget transfers as presented by Sheriff McCallum.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Tammy Jones

Requesting approval for budget amendments.

 

Mrs. Jones requested Board approval for a budget amendment regarding the 3% raise amount approved at the last Board Meeting.  The requested amount to transfer is $15,000.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the budget transfer of $15,000 as requested for the Supervisor of Elections.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Presenting bids for the Impact Fee Study for Fire and Transportation Facilities.

 

Mr. Moody presented the bids for the Impact Fee Study for Fire and Transportation Facilities to the Board.  The two (2) bids received are as follows:

 

Duncan Associates                   $39,500

Tischler Bise                             $55,760

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Impact Fee Study bid for Fire and Transportation Facilities from Duncan Associates in the amount of $39,500.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting proposed dates for Budget Workshops.

 

Mr. Moody requested proposed dates for Budget Workshops from the Board.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to conduct a Budget Workshop on July 2nd at 1:00 P.M. and the date of July 30th at 9:00 A.M. was agreed upon to set the Tentative Millage.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Requesting Board approval on purchase price increase on portable generators previously approved at the May 21, 2013 Regular Meeting.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of a $260 increase from the original quote for portable generators to be purchased from Northern Tool & Equipment as approved at the Regular Board Meeting held on May 21, 2013.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the increase of $260 for portable generators as requested.  The Total price for the two (2) generators is now $16,259.93.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

James Shield, Office Manager

  1. Requesting approval for Medicaid Non-Emergency Trips Amendment #5 for Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, amount $468,351.00.

 

Mr. Shields requested Board approval for Amendment No. 5 to the Medicaid Non-Emergency Trips Program for Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  This Agreement is increased by $468,351.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Medicaid Non-Emergency Trips Amendment No. 5 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval to adopt Resolution 2013-26, authorizing Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council to file a Transportation Disadvantage Trust Fund Grant Application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.

 

Mr. Shields requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-26, authorizing the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council to file a Transportation Disadvantage Trust Fund Grant Application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-26 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Requesting the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement between Levy County and AREHNA Engineering, Inc.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement between Levy County and AREHNA Engineering, Inc.  This Agreement is for geotechnical engineering services at the reconstruction site of the Bronson communications tower in the amount of $5,950.  This will be paid from the insurance settlement for the project.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement between Levy County and AREHNA Engineering, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles informed everyone the Public Safety held this past weekend was a success and he wished to thank three (3) County employees who helped to make the event possible.  They were:  John MacDonald/Emergency Management, Bruce Greenlee and Charlie Bedford/Road Department.   He also thanked Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections for printing of maps and Sheriff McCallum for providing the Color Guard.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Requesting approval of Agreement for legal services with Allen, Norton, and Blue, P.A. for legal services related to employment issues.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of an Agreement with Allen, Norton and Blue, P.A. for legal services related to employment issues.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement with Allen, Norton and Blue, P.A. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Peggy Mayo spoke to the Board regarding the procedure getting a road in Oak Ridge Estates county maintained.

 

The following members of the audience also spoke to the Board and asked questions or made comments:  Renate Cannon, Dana Sheffield and Barney Cannon.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks reported of the Broadband meeting held in Bronson recently stating the Town of Bronson had joined with the North Florida Broadband Authority.

 

Comm. Bell reported of the two (2) recent RESTORE Act Town Hall meetings held in Bronson and in Cedar Key.  The next meeting will be on July 16th at the Inglis Community Center at 6:00 P.M.  There are two (2) seats still available, an “at-large” community member seat and a “job creation” seat.

 

 LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT

 

Jose Esteves, Director of Information Technology

Scott DeBerry, Information Technology Specialist

Levy County Information Technology Presentation

 

Scott DeBerry and Jose Esteves gave a presentation to the Board regarding cyber attacks virus protection software currently used.  Coming in 2014, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP.  The majority of workstations within the county use this software.  Mr. DeBerry stated not all of the county workstations are on the same network, therefore cannot be monitored or secured.  The combined mandates by the State and upcoming changes in software protection have created a need for updates to systems and wiring within the courthouse and county offices.  This will be a large expense therefore the Clerk’s Office is asking the Board for financial assistance in order to make these changes and updates when the time comes.

 

After discussion, the Board requested the IT Department provide them with a proposal or plan for the system upgrades.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:44 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                                 Chairman, Ryan Bell